Development and Leadership for 8th-12th Graders
Maccabi Games & ArtsFest
Every year the RJCC sends a team to both the JCC Maccabi Games & ArtsFest. The JCC Maccabi Games® have been called an Olympics for Jewish teens, but they serve a larger purpose than just athletic competition. The Games also promote community involvement, teamwork, and pride in being Jewish. Equally, the JCC Maccabi ArtsFest is designed to inspire Jewish teens through a dynamic combination of workshop, performance, exhibition, community service, social activities and fun. Learn more and find out about our tryouts to join Team RJCC!
Now in its fourth year, our partnership program with our sister city of Shoham, Israel is growing both in size and in depth. Through a year-long program, our 7th graders have the opportunity to learn about Israel, Israeli life, make life-long friends, and be exposed to the wider world outside of Northern Westchester!
The Youth Leadership Council is the organizing body for Teen programs through the Rosenthal JCC. Meeting every six to eight weeks, this council helps plan and organize social events, volunteer opportunities, JCC family holiday celebrations, the JCC's annual Children's Carnival, and The Mitzvah Project (social action volunteer activities with the Middle School and High school Divisions).
Rosh Hodesh & Shevet Achim
Connecting, empowering and building self-esteem is has never been more important for 7-9th graders. These groups enables girls and separately boys to meet with their peers in a non-judgemental, supportive and Jewish environment and develop unique friendships and social skills.
The Mitzvah Project
The Mitzvah Project at the Rosenthal JCC helps integrate acts of chesed - loving kindness - into children's lives on a regular basis.
Special Needs Programs
One Saturday night a month, your child can come hang out with other teens, enjoy a pizza dinner and a fun recreational activity while gaining the skills needed to be part of a social peer group. Following dinner, the group will venture out for activities such as bowling, ice skating or the movies.
Special Needs Training Institute
High school students are invited to learn to work with children who have developmental, physical or emotional disabilities through our Special Needs Intern Training Institute.
The RJCC offers a variety of volunteer opportunities to help Teens develop personally while providing support, comfort and inspiration to others.